We are always amazed at historical photos that we come across from time to time. These are no exception. Some of these are from the Kentucky Dam Visitor's Center while others have unknown origins. Enjoy!
Above: Aerial of Gilbertsville, photo dated August 30, 1938.
Kentucky Dam was built here. Photo source unknown.
Above: Gilbertsville with work beginning on Kentucky Dam
(coffer dams visible near RR bridge and island)
January 1940. Photo source unknown.
Above: Looking north toward Gilbertsville and the RR bridge.
Photo source unknown and dated August 30, 1938.
Above: Gilbertsville on the banks of the Tennessee River. Photo
source unknown, dated August 30, 1938.
Above: Downtown Gilbertsville. Photo source unknown.
Above: Train crossing the Tennessee River at Gilbertsville.
Gilbertsville RR bridge before Kentucky Dam was created. Note
the river appears to be flooded. Date unknown. Source TVA.
Hwy 58 (Main Street) Birmingham, Kentucky, which is now
inundated. Source TVA.
Dam construction. Source TVA
Brandon's Mill on Blood River in Calloway County before the lake
was impounded. Source TVA.
clear the Kentucky Lake reservoir, circa early 1940s. Source
crossing Kentucky Dam. The first train crossed in November 1944.
Construction of the lock at Kentucky Dam. Source TVA.
the most impressive photo, provided by TVA.
Dam Construction at night. You can see the turbines at the left
of the photo. Source TVA.
The original plans for Kentucky Dam.